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March 28, 2012

Iran
Follow Rather than Fight the Private Sector on Tactical Stockpile Releases

Anticipation is heating up around another release of oil and petroleum products from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), likely in coordination with the United Kingdom, France, and possibly o…

Follow Rather than Fight the Private Sector on Tactical Stockpile Releases

March 12, 2012

Iran
From Tehran with Love

As the Iranian oil embargo begins to bite, the widespread assumption is that this should hurt Iran’s oil revenues and government budgets, hopefully inflicting enough economic pain to bring them to th…

From Tehran with Love

March 4, 2012

Iran
Revisiting High Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy

Given how oil is back in the media spotlight and as oil markets brace for the implementation of the Iranian oil embargo, it seems as good a time as any to revisit the question of high oil prices and …

Revisiting High Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy

April 1, 2011

Heads of State and Government
Reducing Oil Imports Won’t Help

This is a guest post from Daniel Ahn, a new adjunct fellow for energy at CFR. As you’ll see from the post, he and I don’t entirely agree on the President’s energy speech. It’s great to have a diversi…

February 4, 2011

Financial Markets
Improving Energy Market Regulation

Overview Highs and volatile energy prices have driven the regulation of commodity financial markets to the forefront of the U.S. and G20 policy agendas, including the upcoming 2011 G20 meeting in …

November 15, 2018

United States
Presidents and War Powers

PDF Version. A review of Michael Beschloss, “Presidents of War” (Crown Books, 2018).  *** The U.S. Constitution vests the president with “executive power” and provides that “The President sh…

Lectern with presidential seal

October 22, 2018

North Korea
Defining Diplomacy Down

The United States and South Korea are reluctant to give North Korea a test that it might fail.

Trump Kim

October 8, 2018

United States
The White House National Cyber Strategy: Continuity with a Hint of Hyperbole

There seems to be a general consensus that the White House's new cyber strategy is a continuation of existing policy. However, the us-versus-them approach the strategy takes could pose a problem. 

The White House

October 5, 2018

International Law
Thoughts on the ICJ’s Decision in Iran v United States and the Trump Administration’s Treaty Withdrawals

The following is a guest post by John B. Bellinger III, adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations. This post originally ran on Lawfare. …

A general view shows the International Court of Justice in The Hague

October 3, 2018

Corruption
Trump Is Not Helping Latin America on Migration and Corruption

U.S. administration is coming out on the wrong side of anti-corruption and migration in the hemisphere, with potentially lasting consequences for U.S.-Latin American relations.  

Donald Trump Looks Away